Peak District National Park

Photo: Over the bridge (Some rights reserved) The Peak District National Park became the first national park in the United Kingdom in 1951. With its proximity to the cities of Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby and Sheffield, and access by road and rail, it attracts millions of visitors every year. The Peak District is an upland area …

August 1 is Marine Protected Areas Day in South Africa

Photo: Flow Communications, Kynsna (Some rights reserved) August 1 is Marine Protected Areas Day – marineprotectedareas.org.za/mpa-day – in South Africa. Hashtag: #MPADay Key [email protected] Backgroundmarineprotectedareas.org.za: A Marine Protected Area (MPA) is an area of coastline or ocean that is specially protected for the benefit of people and nature. MPAs help manage part of the marine …

City Parks

Photo: Ron Mader, Chapultepec (Some rights reserved) Our view: City parks are essential urban infrastructure. We cannot take city parks for granted so Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in …

Nevada’s Spring Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, Lovell Canyon (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Nevada’s Spring Mountains. The highest point is Mount Charleston, at 11,918 feet (3,633 meters). The area around Mt. Charleston is protected in the Mount Charleston Wilderness. The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area features a helpful visitor center. Is there snow on the mountains? Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/yGgwB65KknyN34wBA …

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

Photo: Matthew Dillon, Monument (Some rights reserved) Nevada’s gem of the Ice Age is brighter than ever in the Mojave Desert on the northern fringe of Las Vegas. Officially on our list of Places to Visit. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Qtv7bqvnQsh8B26AA Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] Elsewhere on the Webprotectorsoftulesprings.org – https://www.facebook.com/protectorsoftulespringsUpper Las Vegas Wash Key FactsThe monument is 35 square miles …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Wetlands Park (Some rights reserved) Here is a place I dearly love to take friends – a quiet park on the eastern outskirts of town, heading toward the Colorado River and Lake Mead: Clark County Wetlands Park Wetlands, in the Mojave Desert. Critical flyway. Keep Las Vegas Weir’d! For fans …

Arches National Park

Photo: Arches, North Window (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Arches National Park Key Linksnps.gov/arch/index.htmDark Sky CertifiedTimed [email protected] Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/9Jrhi8BmQup4QMea7 HeadlinesArches National Park timed entry system working well, but will it be back? – KUTVTimed entry pilot program begins at Arches National ParkAnother national park in Utah is set to require reservations for entry as visitation …

Marine Park

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Marine Park = designated park consisting of an area of sea set aside to achieve ecological sustainability, promote marine awareness and understanding, enable marine recreational activities, and provide benefits for Indigenous peoples and coastal communities Also see: MPAs ElsewhereNational Marine Sanctuary Foundation – @marinesanctuaryLarge-Scale Marine Protected Areas: Guidelines for Design …

Yosemite National Park

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Yosemite National Park, an area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) by the Ahwahnechee people. The park park that covers more than 750,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada and is staffed by 1,200 park service employees and about 1,700 hospitality business workers. The number of Yosemite …

African Protected Areas Congress

Logo Having been postponed since 2019, the inaugural IUCN Africa Protected Area Congress (APAC) takes place in July 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda. Hashtag: #APAC2022 Key [email protected]_Congress [email protected]_WCPA Questions Is there a directory of participants? Speakers? What is the event’s hashtag? Will the event have live and recorded video? Does the event have a Facebook event …